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Special Directories and Storage Locations

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This appendix lists folders and files that are added to each root web or subweb when a SharePoint™ team Web site or a Microsoft® FrontPage-extended Web site is created.

SharePoint team Web site files and folders

Folder

Files

Purpose

 

Default.htm

Home page for the SharePoint team Web site.

 

Postinfo.html

Allows users to post files to a team Web site.

 

_vti_inf.html

Contains information for communication between client applications and the server running SharePoint Team Services.

_layouts

*.htm

Page layouts for the team Web site.

_layouts

Search.htx, search.idq, query.iqy

Query files to support search on the team Web site.

_layouts\_vti_cnf

*.htm

Metadata for the *.htm files in the parent folder.

_layouts\_vti_cnf

Search.htx, search.idq, query.iqy

Metadata for the query files in the parent folder.

_layouts\images

*.gif

Images used in page layouts.

_layouts\images\_vti_cnf

*.gif

Metadata for the images in the parent folder.

_layouts\styles

*css

Style sheets for the team Web site.

_layouts\styles\_vti_cnf

*css

Metadata for the style sheets in the parent folder.

_vti_cnf

Default.htm

Metadata about the home page for the team Web site.

_vti_pvt

*.btr

Dependency database for the Web site.

_vti_pvt

*.cnf

Files that store metadata about the team Web site structure.

_vti_pvt

*.lck

Lock files to keep web resources from being accessed simultaneously.

_vti_script

Search.idq

Query file to support search on the team Web site.

Lists\Announcements

 

Pages and forms used to create the Announcements list.

Lists\Announcements\_vti_cnf

 

Metadata for the *.htm files in the parent folder.

Lists\Contacts

 

Pages and forms used to create the Contacts list.

Lists\Contacts \_vti_cnf

 

Metadata for the *.htm files in the parent folder.

Lists\Events

 

Pages and forms used to create the Events list.

Lists\Events\_vti_cnf

 

Metadata for the *.htm files in the parent folder.

Lists\General Discussion

 

Pages and forms used to create the General Discussion list.

Lists\General Discussion\_vti_cnf

 

Metadata for the *.htm files in the parent folder.

Lists\Links

 

Pages and forms used to create the Links list.

Lists\Links\_vti_cnf

 

Metadata for the *.htm files in the parent folder.

Lists\Tasks

*.htm

Pages and forms used to create the Tasks list.

Lists\Tasks

Task.ics

A template that is used to export tasks from a SharePoint team Web site to a SharePoint Team Servicescompatible calendar/address book, such as Microsoft Outlook® 2002.

Lists\Tasks\_vti_cnf

 

Metadata for the *.htm files in the parent folder.

Lists\Tasks\_vti_cnf

Task.ics

Metadata for the Task.ics file in the parent folder.

Shared Documents\_vti_cnf

Fp_folder_info

Metadata for the Shared Documents folder. Contains information such as whether the folder contains a list, whether anonymous users can upload documents, and so on.

Shared Documents\Forms

*.htm

Pages and forms used to create the Shared Documents list.

Shared Documents\Forms\_vti_cnf

*.htm

Metadata for the *.htm files in the parent folder.

FrontPage-extended Web site files and folders

Folder

Files

Purpose

 

Postinfo.html

Allows users to post files to a team Web site.

 

_vti_inf.html

Contains information for communication between client applications and the server running SharePoint Team Services.

_borders

Top.htm, Left.htm, Right.htm, Bottom.htm

Shared border definition files that are included in pages that use shared borders.

_derived

*.htx, *.gif

Files that are dynamically generated by FrontPage and that can be regenerated at any time, such as *.htx files created by the Search component and composite text on GIF images.

_fpclass

*.class

Compiled Java class files that implement some FrontPage-based features.

_overlay

*.gif

Overlay files for text on GIF and navigation buttons. These files are transparent GIFs that are overlaid on top of button or banner images to build a complete text on GIF or navigation button composite image.

_private

 

This folder is created in each FrontPage-extended Web site. It is intended to contain user files that are not viewable by a site visitor.

_themes

*.gif, *.inf, *.css, *.utf8, *.jpg files for each theme

Themes storage. Each theme that is applied to a Web site is uploaded into a uniquely named subfolder of the _themes directory.

_vti_bot

 

Used for custom FrontPage-based components (WebBots) created using the FrontPage SDK. This folder contains the implementations of custom components. Custom components installed in these directories are optionally downloaded to the author's machine when that component is inserted by the author.

_vti_cnf

 

For each HTML page and graphics file in a FrontPage-extended Web site, there is a configuration file of the same name.

Each configuration page contains a set of name-value pairs, identifying such things as the last author to edit a page or the editor associated with a file.

_vti_log

 

Contains log files with information about the FrontPage-extended Web site.

_vti_map

 

Contains image map files.

_vti_pvt

 

Contains settings for the FrontPage-extended Web site

 

_x_todo.htm

Contains the current settings of the To Do list.

 

_x_todoh.htm

Contains the changes to the To Do list.

 

Access.cnf

Contains HTTP server-specific access control information.

 

Bots.cnf

Used for custom FrontPage-based components (WebBots) created using the FrontPage SDK.

 

Botinfs.cnf

Custom FrontPage-based components (WebBots) information listing.

 

Deptodoc.btr

Dependency database for the web.

 

Doctodep.btr

Dependency database for the web.

 

Frontpg.lck

Root web only. Lock file to keep Web server resources from being accessed simultaneously. Should be a zero-byte file at idle time. With IIS servers, this file is located in
C:\Program Files\Microsoft FrontPage\50\Temp, not in the Web site content area's _vti_pvt directory.

 

Linkinfo.cnf

Back links for URLs not in the current web.

 

Service.cnf

Contains meta-information about the web.

 

Service.pwd

Contains the encrypted password files. Apache only.

 

Services.cnf

Contains the list of subwebs.

 

Services.org

File used as the basis for Services.cnf when reinstalling the server extensions, so that subwebs are not created as subdirectories of the root web. (This file only exists after an uninstall.)

 

Structure.cnf

Contains FrontPage-extended web navigational information storage.

 

Svcacl.cnf

File used to store whether subwebs have unique permissions settings and any IP address restrictions, so that when reinstalling the server extensions the correct permissions settings are reapplied to any subwebs.

 

Uniqueperm.cnf

The presence of this file indicates that the subweb has unique permissions settings, as opposed to permissions that it inherited from the root web. Present only in subwebs. Used on IIS only.

 

Writeto.cnf

Back links for files that can be written to by users of the web, such as Save Results form handler result files. Files that can be written to by users of the web have a looser security setting than regular web content.

_vti_script

*.idq

Query files created by the FrontPage Search component when using Index Server on IIS.

_vti_txt

 

This folder contains text indexes for the WAIS search engine only. It is not used by Index Server on IIS.

fpdb

 

When FrontPage creates a Microsoft Access database as part of the Save to Database form handler, it stores it in this folder. Also, the sample database included in FrontPage is stored in this folder.

images

 

Contains image files used in the FrontPage-extended Web site.

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